A very warm welcome (considering the weather!) to the start of our new school year! I hope you've all had a relaxing summer and enjoyed some fun activities with your wonderful children. It was so lovely to see them return with a spring in their step and full of smiles and enthusiasm. Long may it continue! The staff have returned refreshed and raring to go, and we couldn't have wished for a better start to the term, everyone has settled in really well. We especially want to welcome our new faces, some of whom are already very familiar to us. Mr Taylor has already made a huge impact on the school with his endless energy and exuberance. Mr Williams in Foxes class has been busy introducing himself to his new class through the doorstep visits, while Mrs Richardson in Dolphins has hit the ground running and already done some wonderful work with her new class. We also welcome our trainee teacher, Miss Palmer, to Parrots class and next week Miss Barrett, a student from Chelmsford College to Squirrels class. They will both be with us for much of the year.
In today's assembly, children and staff expressed what they enjoyed most about returning to school. For me, it was definitely seeing so many smiling faces greet me at the gate on Wednesday morning. In the afternoon I had lots of thumbs up, as happy children went home with their parents. It made me smile too. 🙂
I am getting used to my new role, and would like to thank Mr Taylor, the office staff, the amazing school team and you, our lovely families, for your support, patience and kind messages. This is a really exciting time for the whole school community and I look forward to working with you all as we strengthen the partnership with the Junior school, so that together we achieve the very best outcomes for all the children in our care.
Enjoy the sunshine this weekend.